Canadian multi-platinum singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen makes TSO début on June 17
April 27, 2017
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is delighted to welcome Canadian multi-platinum, Grammy- and JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen for a single, not-to-be-missed performance of her music accompanied by the TSO at Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday, June 17 at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale today.
As the TSO continues to celebrate Canadian music and its many genres, the much-anticipated performance is part of the TSO’s Canada Mosaic—a Canada 150 Signature Project. Jepsen—a singer, songwriter, and actress—shares the stage with long-time collaborator Tavish Crowe (Musical Director and guitarist) and the TSO, under the musical direction of Canadian conductor Lucas Waldin. To the delight of Jepsen’s fans and TSO buffs alike, the evening includes some of the artist’s greatest hits including excerpts from her critically acclaimed album E•MO•TION.
“Canada Mosaic celebrates our musical diversity and Canadian artists. Its lineup features some amazing collaborations, including one with singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen. Make the most of Canada 150 and let yourself be captivated by Canadian music!” —The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
Carly Rae Jepsen was born in Mission, BC, and was exposed to music at a very young age. Jepsen grew up listening to artists like Leonard Cohen and Van Morrison, but also had a real passion for musicals. Jepsen later attended the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, BC, where she immersed herself in all things music and dance. In 2007, Jepsen took third place in Season 5 of Canadian Idol, making herself known to national audiences from coast to coast to coast. A few years later, in 2012, Jepsen released her album Kiss, which became an international success. The single “Call Me Maybe” reached #1 in 18 countries, and she was the first Canadian to receive Billboard’s Rising Star Award. In 2015, Jepsen’s Kiss won Album of the Year and Pop Album of the Year at the JUNO Awards. She also made her Broadway début in 2014 in the title role of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, wowing audiences and critics alike. Her latest albums, E•MO•TION and E•MO•TION Side B, are doing much the same, receiving critical acclaim from all over the globe—including E•MO•TION being nominated for the Polaris Music Prize, and her hit single from the album, “I Really Like You”, being Certified Platinum.
Canada Mosaic is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
The TSO Season Presenting Sponsor is BMO Financial Group.
The 2016/17 season is dedicated to H. Thomas Beck in recognition of his vital and long-standing support of the TSO.